|Dutch law, Leiden University, Psychology, Leiden University
Yildiz Bérénos studied civil law and criminal law at Leiden University. She is also a psychologist: she also completed studies in psychology at Leiden University. As part of an exchange program, she studied for a semester at the University of Florida (United States), where, among other things, she studied American Family Law and Criminal Law. She gained practical experience in Criminal Law when she interned at Spong Lawyers in Amsterdam.
After graduating in 2003, she practiced Labour Law until November 2007. Since November 1, 2007, she has focused on the Law of Persons and Family Law at Groenendijk & Kloppenburg Advocaten. She has a special interest in relocation cases. These are cases in which the question is whether a parent may move with his or her child. She is also regularly appointed by the court as special trustee in parentage cases.
The fact that Yildiz Bérénos is also a psychologist has added value in her daily practice as a lawyer, for example when assessing psychiatric/psychological reports. Cases involving (alleged) psychological problems, such as narcissism, autism or a borderline personality disorder, are also common in her practice.
Association of Family Lawyers Divorce Mediators (vFAS)
Time to Move On: The International State of Affairs with Respect to Child Relocation Law. Utrecht Law Review, 2012, pp. 1-27.